Thursday, July 3, 2008

Community vegetable gardens

About a hundred yards away from the edge of a new development nearby -- through a woods edge full of muscadine and poison ivy -- is quite a different sight.

In an old city recreation park (the ball fields were moved to a larger park elsewhere), community garden plots have been available to residents for an annual fee.

There are about 12 of them -- very generously sized and provided, at least in this initial phase, with tilling, water, planting advice, and soaker hoses. I think this is the 3rd season of the program and every plot is currently taken.

I dropped by this afternoon, and several of the plot holders were harvesting tomatoes, okra, beet greens, and tidying and tending their plots.

This is something that I'd like to see a lot more here!

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